Central Florida 100: The Legacy of Colin Powell


Larry Pino, lawyer and entrepreneur

Last week: ANTI-VAX MANIA: Florida Senator Manny Diaz recently kicked off a broadband suggesting it’s time to review the vaccination requirements for public school students. The words of Republican Hialeah, as chairman of the Senate health policy committee, are not unimportant. The successful use by this country over the past 60 years of vaccines to combat and / or eradicate polio, measles, smallpox, mumps and rubella, chickenpox, influenza type B, hepatitis B, tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis and countless others have literally saved the lives of millions of children. Today’s anti-vax revolt, focused on parental rights to public health, safety and well-being, is jeopardizing the massive gains we have made and are now dangerously close to making. ‘to give up.

Looking forward: VACCINE PASSPORTS: Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy rose to prominence in 1950 for claiming that he had a list of “Communist Party members” employed by the State Department. This list has grown over time. Florida also appears to have its own list under Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis: Violators of the state’s ban on vaccine passports face global fines of millions. Who is on the list? The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Plantation Police Department, the Dr. Phillips Center, a yoga company in Fernandina Beach, Leon County, Orange County, and other thugs who dare to seek to protect their employees and clients. McCarthyism lasted four years; hope this madness will be short-lived!


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